Statement on Registering Clinical Trials

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) follows the ICMJE definition of a clinical trial. In order to submit an abstract to an ARVO Meeting or submit a paper for publication in one of ARVO’s journals, you must review the definition and determine whether or not your study/research qualifies for registration. If so, please note that clinical trials require registration with a publicly accessible clinical trials registry that is a primary register of the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform or in Additionally, registration must be completed before the first patient is enrolled in the clinical study. 

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